Real Estate Tech News Announces Winners For First Annual Real Estate Technology Awards (RETAs)


NEW YORK, N.Y. (January 14, 2015) – Real Estate Tech News, a popular resource about commercial real estate tech news and trends that is owned by The News Funnel, announced the winners for the first annual Real Estate Technology Awards (RETAs). The survey, which was based on popular votes from the entire real estate industry, determined the 2014 leaders in the commercial real estate technology sector in five key categories.

Winners from each category are announced below. Details on each winner can be found here.

Best Overall CRE Tech Site

1.    Hightower

2.    View the Space

3.    Compstak

4.    Floored

5.    REthink CRM 

Best CRE Tech Mobile App 

1.    View the Space

2.    Hightower

3.    REthink CRM 

4.    Property Capsule

5.    My Agent Call Journal Pro

Top CRE Tech Venture Capital Firm

1.    Thrive Capital

2.    Trinity Ventures

3.    Canaan Parters

4.    Bessemer Venture Partners

5.    RRE

Most Innovative CRE Tech Founder/ Entrepreneur 

1.    Nick Romito, View the Space

2.    Brandon Weber, Hightower

3.    Ben Miller, Dan Miller, Fundrise

4.    Michael Mandel, Compstak

5.    Michael Griffin, Xceligent

Most Influential CRE Tech Thought Leader 

1.    Duke Long, Duke Long Blog

2.    Elie Finegold, CBRE

3.    Coy Davidson, The Tenant Advisor

4.    Barbi Reuter, Cushman & Wakefield, PICOR

5.    Pierce Neinken, CRE Tech Intersect

Winners of the RETAs were determined based on the amount of votes received. Real Estate Tech Newswill be conducting the RETAs every year in an effort to spotlight the most innovative companies and professionals in the real estate tech sector.

“The commercial real estate industry is exploding with tech innovation and Real Estate Tech Newsis at the forefront of chronicling this growing sector,” stated Lindsey Imperatore, director of marketing, CRE App Review. “We were thrilled at the extraordinary response we received for this poll and congratulate all those recognized for their outstanding achievements in the CRE tech sector," Imperatore added.

Full details on the RETAs results can be found here, or by visiting the site at

About Real Estate Tech News

Real Estate Tech News is a complete resource for the modern day real estate professional. The news website serves the entire real estate industry, with coverage of both the residential and commercial real estate tech sectors. Since launching in 2012, Real Estate Tech News has served as a hub for the discovery and discussion of the latest real estate websites and technology.

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